Neck Pain Condition

Treatment for neck pain can include osteopathic manipulation, exercise regimens, and other techniques that reduce tension or nerve compression to alleviate pain and related symptoms.


Neck Pain Treatment in New York City

Neck pain treatment relies on osteopathic manipulation, exercises, and other strategies that alleviate nerve compression and stress, to reduce pain, tightness, and other debilitating symptoms.

What is Neck Pain?

Neck pain is one of the most common and serious types of pain, impacting every part of a patient’s life. It can have any one of a number of causes, including injury, poor posture, and even workplace habits. In many instances, pain in the neck can radiate to the shoulders and upper back, cause severe headaches, and diminish mobility. It can even result in pain or tingling sensations and numbness in the arms and hands in some cases.

By some estimates, as many as one in every ten people suffers from neck discomfort at any given moment. Because the neck is responsible for supporting you head, it can be one of the most vulnerable areas of your body. Fortunately, osteopathic treatment can be an effective way to obtain pain relief and restore normal range of motion.

What Causes this Condition?

Like many other musculoskeletal conditions neck discomfort can be caused by many different factors. Sometimes, the problem originates in the neck itself. At other times, the pain can be impacted by problems with the upper back, shoulders, or even the ribs. Specific causes can include:

  • Tension in the neck caused by poor posture or repetitive stress
  • Work conditions. For example, neck discomfort is commonly seen in patients who work with computers all day
  • Medical conditions like fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis
  • Pinched nerves caused by disc injuries, arthritic bone spurs, or joint sprains that result in swelling around the nerves
  • Injuries like whiplash or stress from other physical trauma
  • In some cases, infection or degeneration of the upper spine

What Are the Symptoms of Neck Pain?

This type of pain in the neck can present a variety of symptoms. In addition to the expected pain, patients may experience loss of neck mobility and discomfort in the shoulders and upper back. Some cases result in numbness in the arms, hands, and fingers, and even tingling sensations in the upper extremities. Chronic neck pains are often accompanied by headaches caused by a stiff upper back and neck. Patients with ongoing neck problems are often fatigued as well.

Of course, many of these symptoms are similar to those experienced by patients suffering from other painful upper body conditions. A proper diagnosis is vital to ensure that you get the right treatment plan for your medical needs.

How We Can Help

Our team is committed to ensuring that you get the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing help you need for effective pain relief and an enhanced quality of life. Leonid Tafler, D.O. can develop an osteopathic care plan to address the root causes of your pain, using safe, gentle osteopathic manipulation stretching exercise, manual manipulation, and other effective techniques.


Neck Conditions

Neck conditions include muscle and spinal ailments or injuries that cause various levels of pain, tightness, reduced range of motion, numbness, headaches, and tingling sensations in the arms and hands.

Cervical Disc HerniationCervical RadiculopathyDegenerative Disc DiseaseNeck Muscle SpasmNeck PainThoracic Outlet Syndrome

Contact Us Today

If you suffer from neck pains and need pain relief, contact us today to learn how osteopathy can help. We will schedule an appointment for you, diagnose your condition, and create the personalized treatment plan you need to get the pain relief you deserve. Don’t let your neck pain impede your enjoyment of life; call us today.

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Neck Pain Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!